Road trips are loved by almost everyone. Having a drive on an endless highway, interacting with nature, stopping by the roaf-side restaurants, and having a little nap in the car can make one forget everything bad that is happening in their life and can endow them with the best memories. However, not all roads are meant for long drives. If you don’t believe in it, then this article discusses some of the most dangerous roads in the world for you. Travelling on these roads requires a lot of courage, and even the most adventurous youngsters are afraid to plan a trip to these roads. Have a look at them:
The Karakoram Highway, Pakistan
Karakorum is the highest paved highway of the world. It is about 1600 km long highway that extends from Punjab, Pakistan to China. It is also regarded as the road to heaven. If you are a mountain lover then this road is the best for you. The highway is also very close to nature. The road is at the height of about 15,397 square feet above sea level, that’s why the road is not suitable for the people who are scared of heights. The countless round-abouts and turns of the highway make it even more dangerous. The width of the highway is also very narrow, and the highway is also very prone to snowfalls, land escapes, and flooding. The dangerous aspect of the road is depicted in the fact that almost 1000 workers lost their lives during the construction and pavement of the road.
The Stelvio pass, Italy
The mountain pass in Italy named Stelvio Pass is also among the most dangerous roads of the world. The view of the road is breathtaking. The length of the road is about 2757 m and the road is raised at the height of about 9088 Feet above sea level. This pass includes about 48 dangerous twists and turns. The road is also considered dangerous because of the deprived level of oxygen at the extreme height. The road is believed to be the killer of hundreds of people.
The North Yungas Highway, Bolivia
This road is also known as the death road. This road is about 60 KM long. Regardless of the fact that it is among the most dangerous roads of the world, it attracts about 25,000 tourists of the world. About 300 people are believed to have expired on the North Yungas Highway in a single year. The highway is a subject to rain, fog, and smog most of the time. Because of all the dangerous aspects of the road, you are advised not to visit this road.
The Guoliang tunnel, China
The road is carved along the sides of the mountain. The Guoliang tunnellinks the Guoliang village of China to the Taihang Mountains. The length of the road is only 1.2 kilometers, four meters wide and 16 feet high. The road has some open boundaries to the rocky cliff. The buses, trucks, and other heavy vehicles face great difficulty while crossing the road.
Haraz Road, Iran
This road is also known as road 77. The Haraz road extends from Tehran to the northern mountains of Iran. Traveling on this road is the best way to explore nature as it includes mountains, several tunnels, waterfalls, plains, landscapes, and villages. The road is about 8,861 feet above sea level that’s why people with Acrophobia, i.e. the fear of height, are advised not to visit this road or to choose some alternate route.
The Million Dollar Highway, Colorado
This road has also made its way to the list of the most dangerous roads of the world. It is a 25 miles road that is stretched from Silverton to Ouray. It includes three large mountain passes and is at the height of about 1500 feet. Snowfalls and rains are common during winters in this area. The blanket of snow and rainfall make it extremely difficult for drivers to drive on this road. So, make sure to check the weather before travelling to this road.
Jalalabad Highway, Afghanistan
Jalalabad highway connects the city of Kabul to Jalalabad. The highway is about 152 KM long, and just by looking at the pictures of this road you will relinquish the idea of having a trip to this road. The road is very narrow with a lot of sharp turns. The thousands of deadly accidents that have occurred there have proved it as one of the scariest roads of the world. Road sliding from the mountains is extremely common on this highway. So be careful if you ever visit it.
Atlantic road Averoey, Norway
This road connects the island of Avery with Romsdalshalv and is about 8.3 km long. The views offered by this road are breathtaking. While driving on this road the drivers are continuously struck by the waves of the ocean. As it is believed that even the most dangerous thing contains some beauty, same is the case with this road. No matter how dangerous the road is, just by looking at the pictures of this amazing road you will think of visiting it because of the scenery it offers.